Cool Tool - Pocket
At a recent district Instructional Technology Leader meeting, one of my tech-savvy colleagues, Julie Pulatie, showed me Pocket, what is fast becoming one of my favorite productivity apps.
If you're like me, you check check the Web and your social media accounts multiple times each day looking for good stuff. And if you're like me, you find it -- awesome ideas/strategies on how you can improve your practice, new websites, and inspirational blog posts or videos. And if you're like me, you probably say to yourself, "Man, this is really good stuff, but I don't have the time right now to read or watch it." Enter Pocket.
Pocket is a free service that allows you to save articles, videos, websites, or pretty much anything for later viewing on all your devices. Save a blog post on your computer now, read it later that evening on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. Save a YouTube video on your mobile device now, watch it tomorrow (or whenever) on your computer. No time now? No problem. Put it in your Pocket and get to it when your schedule allows.
Pocket is available on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Kindle Fire, Blackberry and more. For specifics on how to save to Pocket, click here.
If you're looking for a way to be more productive, to not let a good resource go unread or unwatched simply because of your busy schedule, check out Pocket. You'll be glad you did.
I really like how this app displays the information with no ads or any disruptive element. The fact that you can read the article very similar to a book is really nice. I use Pocket together with Evernote to save the articles and have a permanent copy of the article in my files using the latter.
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Brent has worked in the field of education as a teacher and administrator for 25 years. He is currently Principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary School in Murrieta, California. Read more about Brent here.
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